Meet the Palliative Care Team at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Meet the Palliative Care Team at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Palliative Medicine Services

At MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, our Palliative Medicine team provides specialized medical care for hospitalized patients with serious illnesses. Our multidisciplinary team consists of a physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, pharmacist, and chaplain who focus on providing relief for you and your family from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

The Palliative Medicine team partners with you, your family, and your healthcare providers to optimize your quality of life by addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Services are available concurrently with or independent of curative care to assist with the following:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Advance care planning
  • Education for patients and families
  • Helping patients make decisions about appropriate treatments and therapies
  • Options for care upon discharge from the hospital (at home care, rehabilitation and nursing care, and hospice)

Meet Our Team

Ashlei Lowery, MD
Medical Director

Marguerite Downs, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

Cathy Hofmann, LGSW
Social Worker

 Leah Sera, Pharm D, BCPS
Pharmacist

Barbara Sweeney
Chaplain Volunteer